Black woman smiles while putting in her clear aligners at her orthodontist in Weatherford, TX

How to Know Clear Aligners Are Right for Me

July 31, 2023 8:41 am

Clear aligners are removable and nearly invisible. For many patients, Invisalign® or our clear aligners are an effective and convenient way to achieve a straight, even smile! How do you know if clear aligners are right for you? Here are four key factors:

You Have Mild to Moderate Alignment Issues

Clear aligners can correct mild to moderate alignment issues. Braces are the better option for certain cases that involve severe bite misalignment or significantly rotated teeth. At your consultation, your orthodontist will examine your teeth and bite to determine if clear aligners are a suitable treatment option. If your case is fairly straightforward, you’re most likely a good candidate for aligners!

Good Oral Health

Before you start clear aligner therapy, we’ll always assess your oral health. If you have tooth decay or gum disease, those need to be addressed by your dentist before we can start treatment.

Not a Smoker

You should not smoke or use tobacco products when undergoing clear aligner treatment. The tar and nicotine will quickly stain the clear plastic. Smoking can also contribute to oral health issues.


Good candidates for clear aligners take care of their oral health, wear their aligners at least 20-22 hours a day, and go to all their scheduled dental and orthodontist appointments. The more responsible you are, the easier your clear aligner therapy will be!

Clear Aligners at Meason Orthodontics in Weatherford, TX

Many patients are eligible for clear aligners but we won’t know for sure if you are a good candidate until we see you in person! Meason Orthodontics is proud to offer both Invisalign and in-house clear aligners. So if you’ve always wanted a straighter smile, now is a great time to book a consultation with Dr. Meason to see if clear aligners are an option for you.


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